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Available, anywhere, anytime from the Library website.

Databases are unique in a way that they are real facts, copies of books or magazines and can be accessed from your own home.  Many libraries no longer have the required space for print materials.  The various databases below are copied or digitized print copies of current and past content and many are updated at least twice a day.  These databases are an invaluable resource for research for all ages.  They are all fully citeable and have all the information needed. 

Many of these sites require you to Sign In with your library card.

If you require your library card number please contact library staff at 519-928-5622.

Search KOHA

Catalogue Search - KOHA Search here for a detailed list of books and other materials available at the Grand Valley Public Library

Choose Your Reads

novelist k- 8 plusNovelist K-8 Plus - suggested read-a-likes and authors for kids and teens

novelist plusNovelist Plus - suggested authors, read-a-likes, character styles and more

fantastic fictionFantastic Fiction - author lists and book lists

goodreads GoodReads - listed good reads, authors and new releases

forest of reading Forest of Reading Selections - Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers selected releases for children

CelaCELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access

Links to Maps, Culture, & Recipes

a to z maps onlineA to Z Maps Online - Wonderful site for every type of map needed for school, travel or fun.

a to z foodA to Z World Food - Recipes and food culture from around the world.

a to z world travelA to Z World Travel - Travel the world from the comfort of your home.

global road warriorGlobal Road Warrior - Maps and cultural information


Canadian EncyclopediaCanadian Encyclopedia - Canadian content, timelines and articles (available only online- no longer in print)

world book encyclopediaWorld Book Encyclopedia - Search different categories ranging from early learners to student

 Downloadable music, magazines, eBooks

freegal musicFreegal Music Downloads - download 5 songs and stream 3 hours each week

overdrive and libbyOverdrive/Libby eBooks - Online books available in eBook or Audio for your phone, tablet or computer

flipster magazinesFlipster Magazines - subscription magazines available for your phone, tablet or computer

 Online Car & Small Engine Manuals

chiltons manualsChilton's Manuals - full automotive repair manuals available for download and print

small engine repair reference centreSmall Engine Repair - full text repair and maintenance manuals for all small type engines

 Online Resources for Projects and Homework Help

Canadian PeriodicalsCanadian Periodicals -comprehensive list of Canadian magazines and journals and are digitized for reasearch and print convenience
General One FileGeneral One File -digitized journals and information for research and papers

Gale DatabasesGale Cenage Databases - specified categorized databases for research and projects;  fully digitized

kids infobits Kids InfoBits -great website for projects for school and for general learning

Literature Resource CentreLiterature Resource Centre -full text articles about all things literature

Goldfish Online LearningGoldfish Online Learning and Tutoring - for all grades and learning levels

excel easyExcel Easy - Online Excel Tutoring

Canadian reference centreCanadian Reference Centre - With thousands of articles covering current events or studying Canada's global involvement.

newspaper source plusNewspaper Source Plus - provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content

Ancestry & Local History

AncestryAncestry Library Edition - Family Searching in the Library

 Museum of Dufferin  Museum of Dufferin - Born as Dufferin Museum, Reimagined as Museum of Dufferin

Our OntarioOur Ontario - discover local digital material

School FinderLocal Tweedsmuir History Book - online searchable

Mango language logoMango Languages - Learn new languages FREE with your library card
Driver Training

Driver Training Icon Driver Training - G1 and M1 Practice Tests, G1 and M1 Test Simulator, Frequently Asked MTO questions

Movie Lists

 Image result for dvdGVPL DVD Collection

Internet movie databaseOnline Lists of Movies


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